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On Film Criticism And Moving The Conversation Beyond Words (A History Lesson)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 4:06 AM
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From time to time, I like to dig into the S&A archives and dig up old items (usually op-eds/editorials/interviews) to repost, often because the content of those entries still apply, are still relevant, or call for a reposting due to a recent conversation, debate, or other related recently-posted item.

Michael K Williams Might Have Some "Sparkle" In His Future...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 3:28 AM
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From AICN (via The Playlist), posted yesterday - an interview with Michael K. Williams, who Monique also recently interviewed and got the scoop on his potential participation in Django Unchained:

Bounce TV Launches Today - 9/26! Will You Be Watching?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 3:17 AM
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Oh snap... time flies!
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First Teaser For "Game Of Thrones" Season 2

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 3:09 AM
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I know a lot of you are fans of the series, if comments in previous posts are any indication; and I'm sure it'll gain even more fans with recent casting news of the hit HBO show (black Brits Lucian Msamati and Nonso Anozie), Game Of Thrones, and all the debate that accompanied those posts about black British versus black American actors.

Watch Anthony Mackie Get Ready To Rumble With Hugh Jackman In Clips From "Real Steel"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 2:59 AM
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Clips from DreamWorks’ Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots Real Steel Real Steel, the Shawn Levy-directed sci-fi flick, starring Hugh Jackman as “a former boxer who teams up with his long-lost son to train a robot for a championship fight.”
More: Watch Now

Wangari Maathai, First African Woman To Win Nobel Peace Prize, Dies... Get To Know Her On Film

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 26, 2011 2:52 AM
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We've written about her twice on S&A, so some may be familiar already. In 2004, she became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize; Kenyan political and environmental activist Wangari Maathai has died at age 71, losing a lengthy battle with cancer.
More: Watch Now, RIP

Exclusive! Isaiah Washington and Michael K. Williams To Star In Indie Thriller "The Suspect"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • September 26, 2011 2:43 AM
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I had the pleasure to interview actor Isaiah Washington yesterday, an interview which I will post later this week, and he provided some details on a project he and The Wire star Michael Kenneth Williams are both set to produce and star in.
More: casting

Updates On "Transfer" (Film About Whites Paying To Have Their Souls Deposited Into Black Bodies)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 25, 2011 12:43 PM
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A German film I initially profiled back in September 2010, when it was selected for Fantastic Fest 2010. It's since screened at a number of film festivals across the globe, and, as I learned over the weekend, officially opened in theaters in Germany on September 22nd, just last week Thursday, although I was under the impression that it had already played there.

Watch Teaser Promo For Don Cheadles' New Showtime Drama Series "House Of Lies"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 25, 2011 12:19 PM
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Don Cheadle's new dark comedy TV series for the Showtime network, titled House Of Lies (based on the book House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn) debuts on Sunday, January 8th, 2012, at 10PM.
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"Black Lifestyle" In Japan (Random Sunday)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • September 25, 2011 12:05 PM
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What did Paul Mooney say? "Everyone wants to be a nigga but nobody wants to be a nigga..." (h/t Bombastic E.)

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